Costa Brava (2021)


Feature Narrative Competition, Lebanon, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Arabic - 100 min


About the Film

The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution of Beirut by seeking refuge in the utopic mountain home they have built. But unexpectedly, a garbage landfill is built right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the trash rises, so do tensions between leaving or resisting—threatening their idyllic home and family unity. 

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Mounia Akl

Mounia Akl is a Lebanese director and writer living between Beirut and New York. Her short film, Submarine, was in the official selection of the 2016 Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival. The film had its MENA Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. In 2017, her film El Gran Libano, co-written and co-directed with Costa Rican director Neto Villalobos, opened the 2017 Directors' Fortnight. Her first feature film Costa Brava, Lebanon had its world premiere in the Orizzonti section of the 2021 Venice Film Festival.


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